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2018 -2022

Standing on the shoulders of so many amazing leaders helped me to carry the torch high. My tenure as chapter president began with the thematic vision to go Further Together: Further In Our Connection, Further In Our Reach, Further In Our Impact. I endeavored to continue advancing the chapter’s charge of Innovative Programming with a Far-Reaching Impact through sisterhood, scholarship, service, and social action. The pronouncement of a global pandemic and its ensuing series of unprecedented events earned me the title of “Pandemic President.”

My presidential tenure was marked by the volatile political, global, and racial climate of its time. In the midst of the tumultuous challenges of a quarantined world, racial injustice and civil unrest, we witnessed the glorious historic election of the first African American Vice President of the United States and then suffered the devastating untimely passing of our own 27th National President, Cheryl A. Hickmon. Sensitive, innovative leadership was essential. I strived to lead mindfully and intentionally so that leaders could be nurtured and so that the work of Delta could seamlessly continue both during and after my administration – and that is what we did …

Received Awards:

  • Women Transforming Our World (Awarded by Mayor Bill de Blasio of NYC 2018)

  • DST Power In Our Voice 2019 54th National Convention

  • National Membership Reclamation Award 2019

Achieved Record-breaking Fundraising:

  • Successfully raised the largest amount of funds in chapter history

Furthered Our Connection

  • Streamlined the Chapter’s Branding & Technology (internal & external)

  • Participated in Grow with Google National Initiative

  • Partnered with

  • Asociación Comunal de Dominicanos Progresistas (ACDP) Choices & Community Beacon at MS 328

  • Greater NY Chapter of The Links, Inc. for a discussion with fashion icon and former Vogue Editor-at-Large, the late André Leon Talley

  • Armory Center at PAL


  • El Nido de Esperanza

  • NY Presbyterian Dalio Center for Health Justice

  • Columbia University Irving Medical Center

  • Greater NY Black Nurses Association

  • Black Health Matters

  • Food Bank of NY

  • Church of the Good Shepherd

  • Madison Square Boys & Girls Club (Pinkerton Clubhouse)

  • Adopted the Fort Fridge

Furthered Our Reach

  • Award-winning Reclamation Efforts:

  • “NMAC is Home” became an adopted chapter proverb.

  • NMAC’s award-winning reclamation efforts with our inaugural Homecoming celebration shifted the culture across our seven regions.

  • Year-long virtual programming and activities in celebration of 40th Chapter Anniversary with Ruby Anniversary keynote from late honorary member Suzanne Douglas Cobb.

  • Implemented The Plandemic Series: Virtual programming series to address the relevant needs at the height of the pandemic.

  • The Love Line Daily Prayer & Encouragement Call

Furthered Our Impact

  • Created and implemented NMAC Cares

  • Responded to food and technology insecurities

  • Generational Wealth with a Far-Reaching Impact

  • Established the NMAC 1213 Impact Endowment and Dr. Bessie Wright Endowment

  • Established and awarded the HBCU Scholarship

  • Established the Re-entry Committee to safely return back to in-person activities

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